Tuesday, 6 October 2009

BOOMTOWN RATS - CAIRD HALL - 1979

Another one of my old ticket stubs - and exactly 30 years ago today, the Boomtown Rats were the band on stage at the Caird Hall.
Quite a lively gig I recall, because by this time they had notched up a few chart hits, and so got a good response from the audience.
The support band on the night were fellow Irishmen, Protex.
After the gig, Bob Geldof was spotted in the Chinese take-away in the Nethergate.
Fast forward a few more years to 2002 and Bob was back on the Caird Hall stage, only now it was a Dundee University ceremony, where he received an Honorary Degree.

8 comments:

  1. Much to my surprise they were brilliant. They also urged everybody to come down to the stage, which we did. I was wary though because at an Elvis Costello gig a few months before, he exhorted the same and I got thrown out for running down to the front.

    Beforehand I was sitting in the square when Bob went past and I said "thanks for coming here Bob" and he said "glad to be here".

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  2. I was there too....standing by the mixing desk along side Paula Yates.

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  3. That was my first concert.I was 10.I went with my brother and his girlfriend. Bob Geldof wore a blue top with a red diagonal stripe.The stage was X and Os in the background.

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  4. Yes your right with Bob Geldof and Paula yates being in the Chinkys next to Forbes. Because I was there getting something as well. wasn't at the gig though.

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  5. I think that was the first gig I went to - aged 13 - that I didn't have to have my Mum at as well (although she dropped us off and picked us up afterwards). Made a change from the Cliff Richard, New Seekers and Corries "gigs" at the Caird Hall I'd been dragged along to previously by my parents.
    - Sharon

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  6. The guys are back on the 9th november at fat sams live

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  7. I was working at the old Angus Hotel at that time. Paula Yates can down for her breakfast, she gave me a note to give Bob, I did not see him, so I gave it to " fingers". H asked if I was a the gig, I told him no, as. Had been working. H then gave me 4 tickets for the Aberdeen gig. Th tou was called "The Fine Art Of Surfaceing" I think.

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  8. I got the hat Bob wore on stage. He threw it into the crowd at the end of the gig. I also got autographs from Bob, Pete and Simon outside Angus Hotel. I was 14. I'm so looking forward to Saturday in Fatty's. Wooooooooo Hoooooooooooo. Reliving my youth

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